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    Default Natural alkaline mineral water for drinking.

    Natural alkaline mineral water for drinking. I see the ads for this, and have a friend that swears by the stuff. I also see the ph charts all over that mention that fish can't live in acidic water. It makes me wonder if I've been drinking the right stuff all these years.

    Here are a few charts on the subject.


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    A chart on PH



    From the Seattle Times article on acid rainoff into Puget Sound
    Puget Sound's Acidification

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    I don't know if their 8.0 pH alkaline water would be good or bad for people but, in nature surface water is usually right at 7.0 pH and what mankind has been using forever until we started drilling wells and messing up surface waters with our garbage and many different man made chemicals and compounds. Which are now getting into our groundwater.

    I should say that to get any benefit from what is in water, you must drink a lot of it and too much water can kill you quickly.
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    I've heard of people drinking too much water and dying. And the health benefits of drinking "enough" water.
    My doctors mentioned that some acidic things like tomato's can be a bit rough on the system, but they didn't really say what would be good either.
    Alcohol like from a shot glass isn't real good for your stomach. I think beer isn't too bad in moderation. At least it's watered down.
    In fact I saw a documentary called "How Beer Saved the World".

    Did you know that beer was critical to the birth of civilization? That’s right – beer. Scientists and historians line up to tell the amazing, untold story of how beer helped create math, poetry, pyramids, modern medicine, labor laws, and America.



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    First off, we don't live in the water, we just drink small amounts of it. The pH in our stomach changes the pH of what we drink anyway.

    Beer is better for you anyway. Leave the water for washing and beer making.

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    Beer was the first time that humans had bacteria free water due to boiling or pasteurizing the water.
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    I drink Fiji,Evian and Smartwater. Dasani in a pinch. I bet I haven't had any tap water in 5 years.

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    I only drink beer in the Summer when I am hot and thirsty and even then, in moderation. Mostly I drink RO filtered water that has a pH below 7. I use only RO water for making coffee and for cooking.
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    Nice Info Terry.

    My well water runs around 8, but not sure how good it is to drink.
    I drink it and have not died yet, been drinking it for about 20 years.

    I do try to drink Beer instead of the water, just in case the water could be bad.


    Your charts shows why snails die from drinking Beer, Interesting.


    I say drink Beer, Just to be on the safe side.


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    LOL, this topic is a great one especially when the high pH, low orp crowd shows up to tell us all the benefits from drinking their special water.

    We manufacture one of the best high pH filters on the market, we do the marketing, we sell tens of thousands throughout the world every month, and we make no health claims whatsoever. The real benefits from drinking the high pH high alkaline, high mineral water is the simple fact that the water tastes better, and people tend to drink more of it. The electronic water ionizers also tend to make the water more enjoyable to drink, and since people are investing 2-4 K on a device, they tend to make many changes in their life at the same time. They drive by McDonalds, instead of through it. I have no problem with all of the pH water devices, I have an issue with the crazy promises and wild claims. I could go on for hours on this subject but I will keep it simple.

    Drinking high pH, low orp water will not cure cancer, diabetes, or make you live without illnesses eternally. If you have invested in one of htese sytems, consider part of a lifestyle change, drink more water, less soda, eat better food, less crap.

    There is nothing wrong with that,

    And regarding beer, I totally agree, drink a glass a beer a day, it is good for your health!

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